Emerging facts are indicative that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which claimed to be the ruling party in Delta state may be on the verge of losing certain parts of its strongholds following alleged actions and inactions of the state deputy governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro.
Warri South West Political Coalition Movement, a political pressure group in the area, has pointedly called on the deputy governor to focus on the re-election agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and not to depend on the directives from run-away Government Ekpemukpolo, aka Tompolo.
According to the group led by Chief William Lamieghan, concentrating his efforts on pursuing the governor’s re-election objective will earn him the trust of the people of Warri south west local government area of the state.
Chief William Lamieghan during a press briefing said: “We want you to note that Ijaw people are tired of your leadership style particularly Warri South West people but we are considerate of our revered leader High Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo’s efforts toward uniting us and creating a political space for the development of our area.
“However, with the current plan to impose a candidate during the Peoples Democratic Party primary election, PDP might be strengthening the opposition to collapse itself.
“We strongly appeal to Deputy Governor Otuaro to jettison the selfish idea of imposing his candidate and family members rather than seeing himself as leader to all sons and daughters of Warri South West. Imposition does not promote internal democracy but promote division and undemocratic practices that will bring the party to its knees.
“We have carefully x-rayed your efforts as deputy governor and observed that if you put only 10% of the efforts on your principal, Okowa/Otuaro, re-election bid, it will have gained more fruitful results than the struggle to impose your family and personal assistant on the good and peace loving Warri South West House of Assembly seat.
“We want to strongly appeal to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo to personally intervene and advise our dynamic deputy governor and leader to stop this desperate move which may affect Ijaw unity politically in 2019 and also see all aspirant as brothers and sisters even if there is no family tie.
“We also need to remind our deputy governor Otuaro that politics is all about selfless service to the people and only free and fair election will bring the galvanisation that will address various challenges that confront our people. Warri South-West and the Ijaw at large are still waiting for the impact and benefit of having the deputy governor as our own fellow Ijaw brother.”